Imperial College London

Theo Rashid

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate







Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





I am a PhD student in the Global Environmental Health group at the School of Public Health under the supervision of Majid Ezzati, James Bennett, Seth Flaxman and Mireille Toledano. I am supported by the Imperial College President's scholarship.

As part of the Pathways to Equitable Healthy Cities collaboration, my research looks at small-area trends in mortality in London and England using both Bayesian parametric and nonparametric models. I am interested in how environmental and economic deprivation impact different subgroups of the population.

I previously read theoretical physics, also at Imperial College, writing my thesis on the dynamics of hurricanes.

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Bennett J, Rashid T, Zolfaghari A, et al., 2023, Changes in life expectancy and house prices in London from 2002 to 2019: Hyper-resolution spatiotemporal analysis of death registration and real estate data, The Lancet Regional Health Europe, Vol:27, ISSN:2666-7762, Pages:1-13

Flaxman S, Whittaker C, Semenova E, et al., 2023, Assessment of COVID-19 as the underlying cause of death among children and young people aged 0 to 19 years in the US., Jama Network Open, Vol:6, ISSN:2574-3805, Pages:1-9

Nathvani R, Clark S, Muller E, et al., 2022, Characterisation of urban environment and activity across space and time using street images and deep learning in Accra, Scientific Reports, Vol:12, ISSN:2045-2322

Asaria P, Bennett J, Elliott P, et al., 2022, Contributions of event rates, pre-hospital deaths and hospital case fatality to variations in myocardial infarction mortality in 326 districts in England: spatial analysis of linked hospitalisation and mortality data, The Lancet Public Health, Vol:7, ISSN:2468-2667, Pages:e813-e824

Semenova E, Xu Y, Howes A, et al., 2022, PriorVAE: encoding spatial priors with variational autoencoders for small-area estimation., Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:19, ISSN:1742-5662, Pages:1-11

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